H.J.Res. 50: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights.

Introduced:
Jun 18, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
Mark Meadows
Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 18, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on June 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 18, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted or passed.

Only 21% of joint resolutions made it past committee and only about 7% were enacted or passed in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
72 cosponsors (72R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the president, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/18/2013--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
Declares further that the parental right to direct education includes the right to choose public, private, religious, or home schools, and the right to make reasonable choices within public schools for one's child.
States that neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest, as applied to the person, is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
Prohibits this article from being construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.
Declares that no treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this amendment.

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